Daniel L. Anderson

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Daniel L. Anderson
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 31st district
In office
January 1, 1991[1] – November 30, 1992[2]
Preceded by Brian D. Clark
Succeeded by David J. Steil
Personal details
Born (1968-09-20) September 20, 1968 (age 48)[3]
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Political party Republican
Residence Indiana Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Penn State University
Robert Morris College
Occupation Real estate broker

Daniel L. Anderson (born September 20, 1968) is a former Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Anderson graduated from Hampton High School and attended Penn State University for two years and Robert Morris College for one.[4] He then obtained his real-estate broker's license and worked for Howard Hanna Real Estate Services and managed property for Ray Anderson and Sons.[4]

He was first elected to represent the 31st legislative district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1990.[4][5] After the 1992 legislative redistricting, that district was merged with the 30th legislative district, which was represented by long-time incumbent Republican Rick Cessar.[4][6] After Cessar defeated Anderson in the Republican primary, Anderson sought to run in the general election as an independent, but was blocked by the Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation, based on a state law preventing independent candidacies by individuals who held another party's registration at the time of the primary.[4]

In 1994, he again ran for the 30th legislative district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives following the retirement of incumbent Rick Cessar.[7][8] He lost the Republican primary to 28-year-old Jeff Habay. In 2000, Anderson and a former Habay staffer initiated campaign audit proceedings that would eventually lead to a Habay being convicted in 2005 on ethics law violations.[8] In May 2004, during that trial Habay filed a false police report claiming that Anderson had mailed him anthrax.[9]

He is the Township Manager for Indiana Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania[10][11]


  1. ^ "SESSION OF 1991 - 175TH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 1991-01-01. 
  2. ^ Per Article II, Section 2 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, the legislative session ended on November 30, 1992
  3. ^ DiFlaviana, K.; Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania. Dept. of Property and Supplies; Pennsylvania. Bureau of Publications (1991). The Pennsylvania Manual. 110. Department of Property and Supplies for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2014-12-27. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Pitz, Marylynne (April 6, 1994). "GOP Features Battle of '20-Somethings'". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. P.G. Publishing Co. 
  5. ^ Cox, Harold (12 October 2004). "Pennsylvania House of Representatives - 1991-1992" (PDF). Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. wilkes University. 
  6. ^ "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 2014-12-27. 
  7. ^ "Post-Gazette.com". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 1994-04-06. Retrieved 2014-12-27. 
  8. ^ a b Blazina, Ed (2005-04-05). "Habay's political future in doubt". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. PG Publishing Co., Inc. 
  9. ^ Banks, Banks (2007-05-01). "Habay gets jail for violating ethics laws". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. PG Publishing Co., Inc. 
  10. ^ "Indiana Township". Pittsburgh Tribune Review. The Tribune-Review Publishing Co. 2006-09-16. Retrieved 2009-06-24. Township manager: Dan Anderson 
  11. ^ "Hopefuls smelling the death of Rep. Jeff Habay's career | TribLIVE". pittsburghlive.com. Retrieved 2014-12-27.